For Immediate Release
Further Information: Contact Joseph Giomboni
Public Relations Office, (570) 208-5958
September 13, 2011 – Ensemble Chaconne will perform a selection of 18th century London chamber music using classical instruments during a free public concert at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 28, in the J. Carroll McCormick Campus Ministry Center at King’s College.
The concert will feature masterpieces by Handel and Vivaldi and selections by other great European composers who settled in London during the latter part of the century, including J. C. Bach, Carl Friedrich Abel, famed oboist Johann Christian Fischer, illustrious violinist Felice de Giardini, and lutenist/harpsichordist Rudolf Straube.
Ensemble Chaconne is comprised of Peter H. Bloom, baroque flute; Carol Lewis, viola da gamba; and Olav Chris Henriksen, baroque lute and English guitar. The group’s repertoire will include Vivaldi’s famous D Major lute concerto, solos for viola da gamba by Abel, Trio V in C major by Giardini, and Sonata IX by Fischer.
Ensemble Chaconne has toured widely at venues including Atlanta’s famed Spivey Hall and Boston’s legendary Jordan Hall. The ensemble was chosen for featured concerts at the Royal Shakespeare Company’s Residency at Davidson College and the American Musicological Society’s National Meeting in Columbus, Ohio. In 2009, Ensemble Chaconne was named to Early Music America’s Touring Roster, one of only 33 ensembles in North America to receive the honor.
Ensemble Chaconne records on the Americas Musicworks label. Their CD “Measure for Measure: The Music of Shakespeare’s Plays” features Renaissance instruments with guest vocalist Pamela Dellal.
The J. Carroll McCormick Campus Ministry Center is located on the corner of North Franklin and West Jackson streets. The performance is a part of King’s College’s “Experiencing the Arts” series. For more information, contact Robert Yenkowski at (570) 208-6044 or RobertYenkowski@kings.edu.
Ensemble Chaconne will perform a free concert on Wednesday, Sept. 28, in the J. Carroll McCormick Campus Ministry Center at King’s College.
King’s College is a Catholic College sponsored by the Congregation of Holy Cross.